Coronavirus is here.
Some are saying that people are overreacting. Others are saying we're not doing enough.
Just this morning, I was walking through Grand Central and it was EMPTY. Here's a photo I took at 9:30am:
This post was originally written for actors but anyone can use it!
A couple weeks ago I was waiting in a busy subway station during rush hour.
The 4/5 trains were taking forever to arrive and since I was at Fulton Center (a super busy stop), there were exactly 473 new people joining us on the platform every minute (but who's counting?).
Eventually, the 5 train arrived.
We all crammed in like sardines.
My knee had been hurting because of not doing squats at the gym properly, so I REALLY wanted to sit down.
You can probably guess how many seats were available.
I searched for a moment and noticed two angry-looking people sitting on either side of an empty seat. The only part of the seat left was a thin sliver in the middle.
Should I sit there?
I thought about it for a moment, and then my mind immediately went, "Yes."
I steeled myself for all the negative energy about to be sent my way, and to the astonished looks of everyone around me, I went for it.
I squeezed down into the seat... and pulled out my laptop to start working.
The challenge is real (or reel?). There are zillions of actors out there all vying for the same small number of roles.
It’s common knowledge that not having a reel can hurt your chances of getting into auditions, but what do you do when you don’t have a reel and creating one is just not an option right now?
Are you destined to just do background roles and free student films, having to wait YEARS to get your footage back?
You can VASTLY increase your chances of being called in just by making some minor tweaks to your submissions process and even shooting your own footage for a reel for free!
In this guide, I'll lay out a few key things you can do to start booking more auditions right away, without having to wait for a professional reel.
It’s really not as hard as you might think!
I remember last Tuesday my wife asked if I'd be open to cooking us dinner on Thursday night.
I said, "Sure, sounds good!"
Can you guess what happened?
Well, Thursday came around, and I got really busy. She asked if I'd still be able to cook dinner, and I thought about how huge the task would be with the limited time I had.
I asked if we could order takeout instead.
Technical jargon can be confusing, so I put together this short post to explain the difference between Low and High-Resolution images.
First, take a look at the following images.
Hard to tell the difference?
When images are small on a computer screen, a low-res and high-res image look pretty similar.
But not when you start zooming in.
Take a look at the difference now, when it comes to fine detail:
As you can tell, a high-res image has a lot more detail stored within. It's perfect if you need to crop in on the photo or print it out really big for a poster, flyer, etc.
When we shoot, we always send you the High-Resolution versions of your shots so that you can use them wherever you need.
But in order to make our website load faster, we only display Low-Res photos on it.
If we used high-res photos, the file sizes would be so large that you'd have to wait 5-10 seconds for each picture to load - and on a page with 20 images, that could take a while!
Hopefully this clears things up, but if you have further questions, feel free to leave a comment below.
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How to Earn an Extra $1,000 Per Month Freelancing - The Complete, Definitive Guide for Actors (or anyone else)
What would it feel like if suddenly you had some extra cash?
And not just $20 or $50. How about $1,000?
Earning an extra $1,000 per month from freelancing would be a welcome addition to almost anyone's income, and it's easier than you think to achieve.
In this post I'll outline a simple, step by step plan to figure out what you'll do, show you how to find clients, and then what to do to turn them into raving fans who refer you to their friends!
Learn how I built City Headshots from nothing to over 100 clients per month by using these same strategies.
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Most blog articles begin with a long introduction. Well not today! Let's just get started.
In this article, we will discuss how to:
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